Here we are, waiting in line at the Haunted Mansion and at my wedding. He cleans up pretty well.
The real point of bringing up my brother is that last week was his birthday, and I wanted to bake him a birthday treat. However, my oven was broken, and I wasn't able to bake him anything. These cookies are his belated birthday gift. (So on the off chance he's reading this, I guess I spoiled the surprise.)
Two of his favorite foods are chocolate and peanut butter, so it only made sense to engineer a cookie to fit his favorite flavor profile. These are very chocolate-y, with a slight peanut butter nuance. If you wanted a stronger peanut butter flavor, you could go half and half with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, or you could totally replace the chocolate chips with peanut butter chips.
Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Cookies
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen 1.5oz cookies
1 stick (4oz) butter, softened
3/4c creamy peanut butter
1oz dark baking chocolate, melted (I like Green & Black)
1c brown sugar, lightly packed
1tsp baking powder
1/4c cocoa powder
1 bag (11-12oz) chocolate chips (or half chocolate chip. half peanut butter chip)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream together the butter, peanut butter and melted chocolate. Add the sugars and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing just until combined. Mix in the milk.
Sift together the salt, baking powder, cocoa and flour. Add to the wet ingredients and blend until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Using a 1.5oz scoop (or a spoon) plop dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. The cookies won't spread much, so if you prefer your cookies flatter, press down with a fork. Bake for about 12-15minutes. Enjoy with a big glass of milk!